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Happy Book Birthday to THE BUG GIRL by Sarah Glenn Marsh!

Sarah Glenn Marsh’s latest picture book, THE BUG GIRL: MARIA MERIAN’S SCIENTIFIC METHOD, illustrated by Filippo Vanzo, published with Albert Whitman & Company on February 1, 2019!

This gorgeously illustrated biography celebrates a fascinating female pioneer who broke boundaries in both the arts and sciences. When Maria Merian was growing up in the mid-1600s, superstitions about bugs prevented people from taking a close look—but Maria’s longtime fascination with insects led her to persevere, and begin to study and paint them! Maria was a trailblazer for girls in science, eventually gaining recognition as one of the first entomologists and scientific illustrators.


“The text smoothly incorporates biographical and historical information into a well-told story… A pleasing introduction to a notable woman, scientist, and illustrator.” —Booklist

You can get your copy from AmazonBarnes & Noble, or Albert Whitman.

You can also visit Sarah’s website and give her a follow on Twitter!